1925 Auto Races – Laurel, Maryland

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Imagine a 1⅛-mile NASCAR track made entirely from wooden planks. It sounds insane but it’s how motor racing got started in the US. This July 11, 1925 photograph titled “Auto races at Laurel, Maryland.” shows the 1⅛-mile wooden oval at Laurel Speedway. These tracks took months to build and thousands of tonnes of lumber, crashes…

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The First Ever Formula 1 Race – Nice, 1946

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The first official Formula 1 race took place in Nice, France in the year 1946. It was titled the “V Grand Prix de Nice” and the above image is a picture of the starting grid right after the crack of the starter’s pistol with the eventual race winner, Luigi Villoresi, on the left-hand side in the…

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